Axis Bank announces Meena Ganesh to its Board as Independent Director

– INDIA, Mumbai –  Axis Bank (NSE: AXISBANK) today announced that its Board of Directors approved the appointment of Smt. Meena Ganesh to as an additional Independent Director of the Bank, with effect from 1st August 2020.

The first term of Smt. Meena Ganesh as an Independent Director of the Bank shall be for a period of 4 years with effect from 1st August 2020 up to 31st July 2024. During her tenure as an Independent Director of the Bank, Smt. Meena Ganesh shall not be liable to retire by rotation.

Smt. Meena Ganesh is a PGDM holder from IIM Calcutta and has a graduate degree in Physics from the Madras University. In 2011, she was conferred the ‘Distinguished Alumnus’ award by IIM Calcutta.

As the MD & CEO, Smt. Meena Ganesh heads Portea Medical, India’s largest and fastest-growing home healthcare company, which she co-founded in July 2013. The Company has 4500+ employees and operations across 16 cities in India, and brings in-home to patients, the full range of geriatric, chronic, post-operative care as well as allied healthcare services.

Till February 2013, Smt. Meena Ganesh was a promoter and board member of TutorVista and CEO and MD of Pearson Education Services, acquired by Pearson, the world’s top education services company, for $ 213 MM in what was one of the largest deals in the Indian education sector.

As a partner of the platform,, she is also co-promoter of nearly a dozen, new-age Internet/ Technology enabled start-ups. A few of them that are leaders in their category include – India’s premier e-grocery retailer, home solutions company – Home Lane, food tech company, FreshMenu and – India’s leading online jeweller.

Earlier, Smt. Meena Ganesh set up the Tesco Hindustan Service Center, Tesco’s outsourced IT services and analytics operation in India, and served as the CEO.

Before joining Tesco’ Smt. Meena Ganesh co-founded one of India’s pioneering BPO companies – Customer Asset, which she sold to ICICI OneSource. Smt. Meena Ganesh also had a five-year stint with Microsoft India’ during which she set up multiple business units including Microsoft Consulting’ Internet and Application Development/Business services units. During the initial 11 years of her career, Smt. Meena Ganesh was with PricewaterhouseCoopers and with NIIT.

Smt. Meena Ganesh serves on the Board of Pfizer India, P&G Limited, Manipal Cigna as well as is on the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta.

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